Edward Francis Pelrine

Edward Francis Pelrine

Edward Francis Pelrine, 84, of North Kingstown, passed away on March 12, 2016 Born in Cambridge, Mass. on December 14, 1931, Ed attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School.
He was a skilled pitcher, playing AAA ball for a time for a Red Sox farm team before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1951. He pitched several no-hitters while playing for the Navy teams. Ed married Ida May Marsh on August 1, 1953. They traveled extensively while in the Navy, and retired to North Kingstown in 1968. Senior Chief Edward F. Pelrine served honorably for 20 years, retiring as a Senior Chief Storekeeper in 1970 after receiving the Purple Heart Medal for wounds received during the Vietnam War. He served with Seabee Mobile Construction Battalion 40, whose home port was the Naval Construction Battalion Center at Davisville. Ed later worked in contract sales with Grossman's and Arnold Lumber. Ed and Ida loved to visit with old Navy friends at Seabee reunions, and had hosted two reunions in Newport, where he spoke with the Navy Corpsman who had saved his life after a rocket attack on the Seabee camp in 1969 in Vietnam. For 40 years the corpsman had no idea that Ed had survived and had returned home. Ed was a strong supporter of the Seabee Museum in Davisville, and volunteered there for several years.




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